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Underground Tourist Route in Sandomierz

The undergrounds in Sandomierz have a tradition as old as the city. They probably were created in the 14th century to serve as warehouses and merchants' stores.

With the increasing demand for storage space for commercial products within the tight confines of the city resulted in the individual traders excavating more new cellars and combining them with existing ones, which over the centuries led to a substantial underground labyrinth. When the city fell into decline, the unused and unrepaired cellars become a threat to its safety. Urban chronicles from the 19th century mention several such building disasters. In the second half of the 20th century, the damage reached catastrophic proportions and saving the historic town centre become a necessity. The primary objective of the mining works was the elimination of workings and voids beneath the houses, roads and squares. Because of their historical and monumental values some of the cellars that were in a relatively good condition, were joined together to form the underground tourist route in 1977. The trail is 470m in length, and includes 34 chambers on various levels. Interesting archaeological and ethnographic exhibitions have been set up in the chambers and there even is an exhibit of the Salt Mine in Bochnia, which refers to the trade in salt, in which Sandomierz played a significant role.

Polish Country Tourist Association (PTTK)
27 - 600 Sandomierz
Rynek 12
Tel / fax +48 15 832 26 82 or +48 15 832 23 05
e-mail: poczta@pttk-sandomierz.pl
Trail Reception +48 15 832 30 88

Opening hours of the Trail:
In season (1st May 1 till 31st October), between 10.00 and 18.00.
Out of season, between 10.00 and 17.00
NOTE: The trail can be opened on any given day and time but with advance notification.
Underground Tourist Route is closed on 1st January, Easter Sunday, 1st November and 25th December
Length of the route is around 500m but on several levels.
Tour takes about 45 minutes.
The route is electrically illuminated.
The temperature inside is about 12° C and humidity is about 75%.
We recommend comfortable, athletic shoes and warm clothing in the summer.
The trail is not suitable for people with physical disabilities.
Guided tours only

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La latitude et la longitude: 50.6799059,21.7483283

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